With Chabad of Oregon’s move to a new Chabad House just down the street, the Everything Jewish Store has a bit more room to expand its offerings. read more »
The Portland chapter of Christians United for Israel and area congregations will welcome the public to the third annual “Night to Honor Israel” on June 7 at New Hope Community Church. read more »
The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State Univerisity has announced its schedule of summer classes. For more information, visit www.Judaic.pdx.edu or contact Judaic Studies Director Michael Weingrad at email@example.com. To register for classes, visit www.summer.pdx.edu.
Israeli Society Through Drama
Eng 199 (1 credit)
T 7-9:20 pm, June 23-July 14
Non-credit (Jst 099) fee: $80
Journey with complex characters through controversial issues in works by three contemporary Israeli playwrights. Gain an appreciation of Israeli drama and a deeper understanding of the Israeli experience. Includes attendance at three Israel Onstage productions.
Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Hst 410/510 (1 credit)
Robert Cargill, an archaeologist and biblical scholar at UCLA
M-Th 10:30 am-12:50 pm, June 15-18
Non-credit (Hst 099) fee: $100
An intensive introduction to the most important archaeological discovery of the twentieth century. Explore how the library of documents discovered in caves on the shores of the Dead Sea influence our understanding of ancient and modern Judaism and Christianity.
Jerusalem in Antiquity
Hst 410/510 (2 credits)
Hagith Sivan, , alumna of Columbia, Yale and Tel Aviv University
M,W 8-10:20 am, June 22-July 15
Non-credit (Hst 099) fee: $180
Delve into the ancient history of Jerusalem, from the mythic foundation of the city by King David to the golden Dome of the Rock. Explore the biblical, Hellenistic, Roman, and early Islamic phases of the city’s history. Gain unique insights into the formation of monotheistic religions and the sanctification of space.
Mus 199/399 (2 credits)
Alexander Knapp, who held the Joe Loss Lecturership in Jewish Music at the University of London before retiring in 2006
M/W 7-9:20 pm, June 22-July 15
Non-credit (Mus 099) fee: $100
Sample from the thrillingly diverse history of Jewish music from the ancient Temple in Jerusalem to the present day. Follow developments in liturgical, folk, popular, and classical musics among Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Oriental, and modern European and Israeli Jews. Special attention to the unique genius of modern composer Ernest Bloch.
First-Year Modern Hebrew
Heb 101, 102, 103 (12 credits)
M – F 8-10:20 am, June 22-Aug. 26
Non-credit (Heb 099) fee: $750
Have you ever wanted to learn Hebrew? In these nine dynamic and enjoyable weeks you can complete the entire first-year university sequence in modern Hebrew.
Family and Identity Through Film
M, W 5:30-9:40 pm
June 22-July 15
Non-credit (Soc 099) fee: $180
Probe intergenerational dynamics, marriage, and gender roles in the experience of Jews, Hispanics, and Asians, through readings and documentary and narrative films from Europe, the Americas, and Israel.
The Mittleman Jewish Community Center and the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation accepts applications from Jewish groups who wish to receive assistance from the “Living Room Fund” for summer and fall programming. read more »
The sun is out and so is school, so: Z'man leel'mod ivrit! It's time to learn Hebrew! read more »
Introducing 90 of the best-trained and highly experienced and supervised teens and young adults a parent will ever hope to meet: your kids’ B’nai B’rith Camp counselors and staff. read more »
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Imagination Luncheon May 6 honored founder Sondra Pearlman for bringing art into the lives of nearly 2 million children. read more »
The Oregon Jewish Museum’s annual fund-raising dinner and art auction May 3 netted some $80,000 for the museum, which—in the troubled economy—was down about 30 percent from the previous year. read more »
This month we’ll continue our search for great-grandfather’s ancestral town. We’ll focus on immigration records. These can tell us what towns or villages our ancestors lived in just before they left the old country. read more »
When South Portlander Marvin Enkelis signed up for World War II, his mother got United States citizenship papers. read more »
Three Portland rabbis recenlty took up one of the oldest debates in Judaism in an event aptly named “Three Rabbis, Four Opinions” at Congregation Shaarie Torah. read more »
Growing up as a secular Jew with everything money could buy, Roy Neuberger said he was often afraid and felt hollow inside. read more »
On June 18, the Mittleman Jewish Community Center will honor Arlene and Harold Schnitzer at the “Friends of the Center: Then and Now,” a gala benefit at the MJCC campus at 6651 SW Capitol Highway. read more »
Two Portland women spoke at the first PJ Library National Conference hosted by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in Baltimore, Md., March 29-31. read more »